Poland’s feuding political camps celebrate 30 years since the fall of Communism by preaching to their choirs

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw June 5, 2019

The 30th anniversary of the partly free election that marked the end of the 45-year Communist rule in Poland was an overwhelmingly partisan affair.

Polish CPI accelerates growth to 2.3% y/y in May, flash estimate shows

bne IntelliNews June 4, 2019

Fast-rising wages, recovering food prices, and a hike in core inflation are all having an impact.

Polish PMI edges down in May

bne IntelliNews June 4, 2019

Indicator’s fall attests to the continuing deterioration of business conditions at Polish manufacturers, says IHS Markit, but this is refuted by Polish industry’s performance early in 2019 with industrial output growth yet to fall below 5%.

"Dirty diesel" cars still on the roads in Central, Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2019

Across the EU just 10mn of the 43mn diesel cars and vans caught in the Dieselgate scandal have been recalled, and recall rates are lowest in the eastern EU members, finds Transport & Environment.

Ibizagate: Intentional and unintentional consequences of the government crisis in Austria for (Eastern) Europe

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna May 28, 2019

The coalition between Austria’s conservative-liberal ÖVP and the right-wing populist FPÖ has been viewed very critically in Austria and abroad since it was formed in December 2017. It has also been an issue for the Eastern European bloc

Poland’s PiS cruises to victory in European election

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 26, 2019

PiS regained momentum after polls appeared narrowed in the run-up to the vote, putting it in a strong position ahead of this autumn's general election.

European election in Poland a warm-up ahead of national vote

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 24, 2019

Political parties have been doing their utmost to rally voters for the Sunday vote in hope that a good result will set off a wave on which they will ride to a victorious night this autumn, when the national election takes place.

Polish retail sales rebound in April

bne IntelliNews May 23, 2019

The pick-up owes to the calendar effect, with sales spiking because of Easter but also to Polish households’ general inclination towards increased consumption, driven by the good situation on the labour market – low unemployment and growing wages.

Polish industrial production growth takes off in April

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2019

The headline figure attests to the Polish industrial sector’s stubbornness to give in to negative trends in the external environment, especially the slowdown of activity in Germany, Poland's largest trading partner.

Poland’s leading newspaper accuses PM Morawiecki of shady real estate deal

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 22, 2019

The revelation comes only a few days before the election to the European Parliament, which the fiercely anti-government newspaper hopes the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) will lose.